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The executive committee at the National Conference of Insurance Legislators has adopted a model law for air ambulance insurance claims.

Drafters have tried to balance the interests of the patients, the transportation providers and the insurers, while, at the same time complying with the Federal Airline Deregulation Act.

The act “preempts states from enacting any law related to a price, route, or service of an air carrier, which has been interpreted by some courts as applying to air ambulance service provider charges,” drafters note in a statement in the bill introduction.

(Related: State legislators form air ambulance billing team)

In the model, NCOIL:

Requires a health plan without an “adequate network” of air ambulance service providers to provide a reimbursement rate equal to the state’s average.

Top Insurance Stocks For 2018: Shake Shack, Inc.(SHAK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    TheStreet’s founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer weighs in on Tuesday’s trending stocks from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange including Home Depot (HD) , Apple (AAPL) and Shake Shack (SHAK) .

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Shares of fast food burger chain Shake Shack (NYSE:SHAK) soared on Friday, rising as much as 24.4%. At the time of this writing, the stock is up about 23%.

  • [By ]

    TheStreet’s founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer said investors should be careful with Shake Shack (SHAK) shares. 

    “There was a very big short position – the shorts got busted and now you’re dealing with the idea that the shorts are cleaned out and here we go again – now you’re stuck with the numbers,” Cramer said. “And the numbers are good, but not as great as the stock would indicate.”

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Sonic Corporation outperforming small cap burger stock peers Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc (NASDAQ: RRGB),Habit Restaurants Inc (NASDAQ: HABT) andShake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK)but also below previous all time highs:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) shares rose 35.8 percent to $3.00.
    Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares surged 32 percent to $8.94 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) gained 29.6 percent to $24.62. Carbon Black priced its IPO at $19 per share.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares rose 26.8 percent to $32.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) gained 25 percent to $7.185 after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares climbed 23.7 percent to $122.87 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) rose 23.2 percent to $8.4999 after reporting Q2 results.
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) gained 22.2 percent to $41.27 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 22.2 percent to $57.955 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) jumped 19.7 percent to $6.12 after reporting Q1 results.
    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) rose 16.4 percent to $21.00 after reporting strong preliminary results for the third quarter.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) shares rose 16.4 percent to $12.21 following Q1 earnings.
    Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) shares gained 14.9 percent to $63.75 following Q1 results.
    Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRL) shares climbed 14.5 percent to $23.98 folloiwng strong Q1 results.
    B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE: BGS) climbed 12.6 percent to $25.40 after reporting Q1 earnings.
    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: HMSY) shares gained 10 percent to $19.59 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7 percent to $10.09 following Q3 r

Top Insurance Stocks For 2018: Toro Company (TTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Toro (NYSE:TTC) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday.

Top Insurance Stocks For 2018: IF Bancorp, Inc.(IROQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about IF Bancorp (NASDAQ:IROQ) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. IF Bancorp earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the savings and loans company an impact score of 47.5310825195986 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

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